📜 Essays on Philosophy

Philosophical Issue: Should Abortion Be Legal?

Introduction Abortion is the expulsion of a fetus or embryo from a female’s uterus, which leads to the termination of an existing pregnancy. An abortion can be either induced or spontaneous, in which case it is termed as a miscarriage. A miscarriage occurs when there are complications during the pregnancy...

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The Problem of Evil in Philosophy

Explain the dreaming argument and the evil genius argument in Descartes’ Meditations I and II. The dreaming argument that Descartes discusses in his Mediations is an example of one of his arguments that challenged the reliability of sense perception (Descartes and Moriarty 13). Descartes reasoned that being asleep and dreaming...

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Ethics and Law: Descartes’s Rationalism

Relationship between morals, ethics, and laws Jurisprudence is the philosophy considering the relationship between morals, ethics, and laws. In the regulation of public relations, the law interacts with morality and ethics (Wendel, 2014). Every law case requires not only the comprehensive analysis of the situation but also the identification of...

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Politics of Location

People can describe themselves using various categories of social identity. Such aspects of social identity define a person’s position in his or her specific community. This fact explains why such aspects of identity will dictate a person’s social power. As well, the social construction of identity has the potential to...

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Operant Conditioning in Learning Philosophy

What is operant conditioning? Operant conditioning refers to a type of learning where a person’s conduct is changed through its consequences (Henry, 2010). The conduct may be altered in kind, regularity, or intensity. Operant conditioning is a phrase that was formulated by a person called Skinner. It is concerned with...

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Free Will in D’holbach’s Philosophy of Religion

Explain What D’holbach Means A critical review and analysis of his thoughts depicts the sense of a great determinist. According to this thought, most choices inherent to man emanate from situations beyond their control. The basic implication in this assumption is that there are other fundamental determinants. Particularly, this relates...

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Religion Philosophy: Aquinas’s and Hume’s Theories

Second Way Aquinas’s argument for the existence of God in “The Second Way” The argument of Aquinas is based on the concept of cause and effect wherein all present and future events, objects, and even people are categorized under the concept of an effect that come about as a result...

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Chris McCandless and David Thoreau’s Ideas

Introduction Chris McCandless does not pass as an ordinary person; no, he is a complicated person living a life defined by his principles; not by society. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer tackles McCandless’s life; starting with the discovery of McCandless’s dead body in a bus, Krakauer takes a journey...

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Meanings in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

The Parable of the Cave, which is also known as the Allegory of the Cave, is an allegory used by a Greek philosopher Plato in his work, the Republic. In his work, he illustrates our nature in education where he uses fiction and dialogue of his teacher Socrates and his...

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The Four Principles of Justice by Michael Sandel

The United States is experiencing a social crisis. The problem is characterized by young students armed with handguns, corporate greed, and families caving in because of financial difficulties. Sandel a legal expert asserted that the American public must reinterpret concepts of liberty, prosperity, equality, and human rights. He said that...

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Aristotle and Modern Work Relationships

Introduction In the contemporary world, every person does something to obtain some fruitful outcome. According to Aristotle, the best outcome of any human activity is happiness. Therefore, in the process of working, people ought to employ ethical practices that generate happiness for all the stakeholders involved. Aristotle’s ethical ideas recommend...

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Sciences, Nature, and Religion Intertwining

“And Yet It Moves!”: What It Takes to Be a Scientist If one is a genius, the others call him a lunatic – this is one of the saddest life axioms. Like the genii of all times, Galileo Galilei was mistakenly considered a weird man – which, perhaps, saved his...

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Themes in Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”

Introduction Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” is one of the most well-known philosophical passages. In this excerpt from The Republic, the philosopher raises several serious questions and offers their analysis in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Glaucon (Plato, 1961). Such aspects of people’s lives as ignorance...

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: Summary and Meaning

Identify and describe the four main parts of Plato’s Cave. Show how each part has relevance to your life. Be very specific about places, dates, and people Plato’s story is an allegory that is still relevant in the modern world. Moreover, it can successfully describe any individual’s life as people face...

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